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College of the Arts
School of Theatre and Dance

Dance Division
D-101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2069
Fax: 330-672-2889

Theatre Division
B141 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2082
Fax: 330-6725-2889


The Dance minor provides students with a brief understanding of dance through its contemporary applications. An audition is required to be accepted into the minor.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  DAN 17050 Introduction to Dance 1
    17051 Modern Dance Technique I-A 3
    17052 Ballet I-A 2
    17053 Principles of Dance Mechanics 2
    17151 Modern Dance Technique I-B 3
    17152 Ballet I-B 2
    27074 Dance Composition I 3
    27174 Dance Composition II 2
    Dance upper-division electives* 10
  Choose from the following: 2-3
  DAN 27071 Modern Dance Technique II-A (3)  
    27072 Ballet II-A (2)  

*Students electing to complete the 10 credit hours in DAN 37067 Ballet III-A or DAN 37068 Modern Dance Technique III-A must complete the prerequisites DAN 27172 Ballet II-B and/or DAN 27171 Modern Dance Technique II-B.

An audition in required before acceptance into the dance minor program. For additional information, please contact the director of the dance division at 330-672-2069.

To advance to the next class level, students must achieve minimum B (3.000) grade in technique and be recommended for promotion by the instructor(s)

Advancement into upper-level technique courses by special approval of instructor.

Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation